Pahalgam , Jammu and Kashmir


Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2130m) was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Not it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25*C. A number of hotels and lodges cater to all preferences and budgets, from luxurious hotels to unpretentious trekker's lodges, including J&K TDC huts.

Around Pahalam are many places of interest and because the resort is set between fairy steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. Pony fares are posted at prominent locations.

The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot for a picnic. Film goers will recognize it instantly as it has been the location of several movie scenes.

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Betaab Valley

 The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol- Amrita Singh  hit debut film Betaab. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation.

Sheshnag Lake

Sheshnag Lake is home to many types of fishes among of which is the brown trout. It freezes during winter, and is inaccessible during this season due to heavy snowfall. It is surrounded by green lush meadows and mountains covered by snow.

Tulian Lake

It lies at an altitude of 3,353 metres above sea level, 16 kilometres from Pahalham and 11 kilometres from Bai Saran.The lake often has chunks of ice floating in it. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains that rise 300 metres  above it and that are usually covered with snow.It is located in a meadow dotted with pine forests.

Aru Valley

The Aru valley is noted for its scenic meadows.It is popular among the tourists for its peaceful environment and scenic beauty.There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. In the winters, when Aru receives heavy snowfall, sking and heilsking are practiced.

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